ID40: Mountain horticultural agrobiodiversity


  • Full Title

    Traditional horticultural landraces as innovative solutions for mountain agriculture

  • Scheduled

    Tuesday, 2022-09-13
    Poster Session: 17:45 - 18:30

  • Convener

  • Co-Conveners

    Stefano Sala, Luca Giupponi, Annamaria Giorgi, Alessia Rodari, Marco Zuccolo and Davide Pedrali

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

    6. Mountain food regimes, global challenges and local answers

  • Keywords

    Agrobiodiversity Landraces Value-chains Agroecosystems Description Promotion Protection


Landraces are traditional cultivated plants, locally adapted, often under threat of disappearing. Horticultural plants require attention for their abundance but also vulnerability: a significant number of unknown landraces still exist in farms in hilly territories. Isolation has been in this case an advantage because these are the places where the most of agrobiodiversity could be preserved. The landraces could then represent quality food chains for mountain communities, although historically cultivated, they could be rediscovered and represent new and innovative solutions to environmentally friendly agriculture and supporting human health, contributing to a varied and more sustainable diet. The focus session aims to: Improve the knowledge basis to understand what agrobiodiversity is and why it is important how to inventory and describe mountain horticultural agrobiodiversity landraces for mountains development: study cases of community based and participatory approach management of agrobiodiversity Promotion of marketing niches based on landraces.

Registered Abstracts

ID41: Mountain huts: a lab to observe mountain transitions
ID39: Mountain grasslands under global change